NounOlive (plural Olives)
- An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
- The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
- The wood of the olive tree.
- A grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
- (anatomy) An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
aestival, beryl-green, berylline, blue-green, bluish-green, chartreuse, chloranemic, chlorine, chlorotic, citrine, citrinous, emerald, foliaged, glaucescent, glaucous, glaucous-green, grassy, green, green as grass, green-blue, greenish, greenish-blue, greenish-yellow, greensick, holly, ivy, ivy-green, leafy, leaved, olivaceous, olive-green, porraceous, smaragdine, springlike, summerlike, summery, verdant, verdurous, vernal, vernant, vert, virescent, yellowish-green
Old French olive 'olive, olive tree', from Latin olīva 'olive', from Ancient Greek ἐλαία (elaía), from Proto-Indo-European *loiu̯om (compare Old Church Slavonic lojŭ 'tallow', Old Armenian եւղ (ewł) 'oil').
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Welsh: olewydden (?)
- ^ Radoslav Katičić, Ancient Languages of the Balkans, Part One (Paris: Mouton, 1976).
Olive f. (plural Olives)
- Plural form of oliva.